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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New genetic testing clinic opens next week at Prince of Wales Hospital

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Genetic testing clinic opens next week The Chinese University's outpatient genetic clinic set up in collaboration with a US medical school will open next week to train more experts and provide a wider range of tests. The clinic at the Prince of Wales Hospital will offer consultation services and diagnosis for genetic diseases such as growth disorders ...

  2. Cheng fails drugs test, but might still ride on Sunday

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Top local jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin has returned a positive random urine test for ephedrine and methylephedrine from the April 1 meeting at Sha Tin but may still be cleared ... 'above the prescribed thresholds'. When told, Cheng waived his right to have the B or unused portion of the sample tested independently, which will bring the matter to a much speedier ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... There is mounting evidence that gua sha , an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief. The 2,000-year-old treatment, used for generations by Chinese mothers as a home remed ...

  4. Afghan sent home after failing drug test

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho A cue sport athlete from Afghanistan has been sent home from the Asian Indoor Games after testing positive for a banned substance. Habibi Najeebullah returned a positive test ... declined a B sample test. '[He] accepted the finding and waived the right to a B sample,' Jegathesan said. ...

  5. This week we test: blemish cream

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan These medicated troubleshooters deserve a place in any teen's arsenal against mild breakouts Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel (HK$130/15ml) Zits dry up and reduce within a day, leaving no marks. It does a good job of soot ...

  6. Gene lab banned over test for sex

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Doctors believe that some women are abusing a genetic test offered by DiagCor Bioscience which can identify the sex of a baby and its chances of developing a severe sex-linked genetic disorder. Parents who have a family history of a severe genetic disorder use this test to determine the chances of the fetus developing a severe genetic disease. DiagCor in Kowloon Bay is the only ...

  7. 5 dead birds in Causeway Bay tested for virus

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Five birds found dead in Causeway Bay yesterday are being tested for the H5N1 virus, just weeks after a ban on live chicken sales was lifted. Meanwhile, a ranger ... as well as the one handled by the ranger, and would carry out tests for the virus. In mid-December, a dead Oriental magpie robin collected from the Ju Ching Chu Secondary School in Tin Shui Wai ...

  8. Officials seek test-tube agent in surrogate scandal

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Guangdong family planning authorities are trying to track down a test-tube baby agent who helped a wealthy Guangzhou couple get eight babies with the help ... test-tube embryos had survived and decided to give birth to all of them. It said the tycoon's wife received three of the embryos and the other five were implanted into two surrogate mothers. ...

  9. Fight bowel cancer with screening test

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... provided faecal blood tests for bowel cancer to a further 4,571 participants. Of these, 287 showed positive results and were then given colonoscopies, and 63 per cent were found to have pre-cancerous tumours. A participant who identified herself only as Ms Tsoi was found to have a pre-cancerous tumour, which was removed. 'I was lucky to have done the test,' said ...

  10. Botched goat tests leave 27 students ill

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Northeast Agricultural University in Harbin, Heilongjiang has apologised for botched laboratory tests on goats that led to 27 students and one ... not asked for quarantine certificates. The teachers who supervised the tests also failed to conduct on-site quarantine tests and did not follow laboratory protocol by insisting students wore ...




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